24 months
5650 GBP/year
5650 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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As an online MA Illustration student at Falmouth University, you’ll be encouraged to push creative boundaries and both question and influence new thinking around illustration. 

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World-renowned as a leading creative university, Falmouth has a long history of seeing many of its alumni internationally-recognised for their pioneering illustrative work. Some of the reputable publishers Falmouth alumni have gone on to produce work for include The Telegraph, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Penguin Random House.

During this Illustration programme from Falmouth University you’ll also be part of an international online community of like-minded creatives, and have the opportunity to be well-connected and make your mark within the wider visual communication industry.

What topics will you cover?

Some of the topics you’ll cover during your online MA Illustration studies are:

  • Ideas Generation – Critically examine the different contexts and applications of illustration with a view to positioning your own practice.
  • Visual Language – Explore approaches to the core mark-making skills relevant to illustration and strengthen your observational drawing skills.
  • Narrative – Examine the role of storytelling within visual communication across all contexts.
  • Professional Practice – Develop professional skills and build your professional industry networks.

Studying flexibly with Falmouth University

The creative sector continues to grow globally. Whether you seek to enhance or begin your career in the creative sector, Falmouth University's flexible learning programmes equip you with the right skills and knowledge to do so, without interrupting your income and career progression.

Key Facts

  • Learn flexibly from home, the workplace or on the move anywhere in the world through Falmouth Flexible intuitive online learning platform.
  • Get student benefits, as a Falmouth Flexible student, you enjoy the same status as any on-campus students, from receiving a Student ID card and qualifying to apply for a NUS student discount card.
  • Graduate with an award equal in title and quality as given to Falmouth university on campus students and have the opportunity to attend your graduation ceremony in the UK.

Career opportunities include:

  • Freelance Illustration
  • Illustration Agent
  • Publishing (adult / children)
  • Creative Advertising
  • Graphic Design
  • Animation
  • Concept Artist (film / animation)
  • Web Design / Interactive / New Media
  • Art Direction
  • Paper Engineering
  • Teaching

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Process and Practice
  • Visual Language
  • Narrative and Storytelling
  • Professional Practice
  • Major Project 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An honours degree at 2:2 level or above in Illustration or a related subject
  • Proof of proficiency in English (minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening or TOEFL IBT (Internet Based Test) with a minimum of 88 overall and at least 21 in all 4 components). 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11300 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11300 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.



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